"When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered, yes - remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education - make them hunters."

Henry David Thoreau, 1854

“A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it.” - Robert Boatman

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bull Moose ~-Action Alert-~

Fellow Hunters, Anglers and Coloradans,

We need your help.  As many of you know, Rep. Sal Pace (D-Pueblo) and Sen. Jean White (R-Hayden) recently introduced a bipartisan bill to support Colorado's sportsmen.  But, we need your help to make the bill a reality.  House Bill 1275 creates a new Colorado sportsmen’s license plate, with the money generated by the sales of the license plates going directly towards expanding opportunities for public shooting ranges and improving fishing opportunities in Colorado.

As part of getting the license plate bill through the legislative and administrative process, we must collect 3,000 signatures.

Please support this license plate by signing our petition here. 

Please also feel free to share this with your hunting and fishing buddies.

The revenue from an overwhelming number of other special license plates go to non-profit organizations. However, unlike other license plates, none of the proceeds from the sales of this license plate will go to any single non-profit organization, but will go to Colorado Parks and Wildlife to expand shooting ranges and fishing opportunities.

The Need:

Two of the basic gateways to hunting and angling sports occur through basic initiation and instruction through opportunities that allow a parent to take a young person plinking at a range, or to a nearby park to catch their first pan fish. The bill will allow Colorado’s sportsmen and women to proudly display their identity as a community, and boost basic opportunities into our sports by providing more access to shooting ranges and fishing.

Colorado is currently experiencing a lack of public shooting ranges, and ongoing threats to close this activity on federally managed lands.

Hunting and Fishing recreation annually contributes $2 billion to Colorado’s economy through direct and secondary expenditures and supports 20,000 jobs statewide.  Hunting and angling are the primary tools utilized for wildlife management, and provide the overwhelming bulk of revenue for wildlife management activities.    For the sake of wildlife, it is vital to continue to provide opportunities to retain and recruit hunters and anglers.   We think this bill is a fun way to show our support for hunting and angling in Colorado, our solidarity as sportsmen and women despite our individual pursuits or interests, and finally, a way to contribute additional funds to programs well run by CPW, and much needed by the general sporting community.

I can’t wait to hang this plate from my truck, and hope you will consider signing the petition here. 


Tim Mauck
Bull Moose Sportsmen’s Alliance

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

'Glock': The story of a weapon

In 1982, an obscure Austrian engineer named Gaston Glock, who worked in a radiator plant and had a side business with his wife making curtain rods, knives and belt buckles, invented a type of pistol that changed the world of firearms and powerfully influenced politics and popular culture. Glock is now 82, and his surname has become synonymous in some circles with "handgun."


Thirty years ago, Glock knew that the Austrian Army wanted 20,000 new service pistols made in Austria, and no suitable gun existed. So he set out to design one. The all-black Glock pistol had unconventional lines, sleek simplicity and extreme reliability -- and its adoption shocked the firearms industry.

Read the entire article by clicking HERE

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Toy Guns: Do They Lead to Real-Life Violence?

Surprisingly, studies show no link between playing with toy weapons in childhood and aggression in adulthood.

Play has been linked to social and cognitive development. Through imaginary games, children learn how to control impulses, delay gratification, think symbolically, and view things from another's perspective. Play also allows children to act out their fears and aspirations. "As a little boy, you're not very powerful," Thompson says. "With a gun, you feel powerful and heroic."

That doesn't mean this type of play is about violence, however. According to Thompson, it's really about dominance and heroism, winning and losing, and who gets to be the good guy in the end.

Read the entire interesting article at webMD  by clicking HERE

Friday, February 3, 2012

Memorial: Harold Eugene Blanck (1919-2012)

My dad did much to interest me in the shooting sports.